Oregon Astronomer Plans To Check Out New Star With 7 Exoplanets

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017

A new star with seven planets is right at the edge of what the moderately sized telescope at the Pine Mountain observatory in Central Oregon can detect.

What Happened To Mount Hood's Glacier Caves?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017

The spectacular glacier caves of Mount Hood collapsed and disappeared completely within just a few years of their discovery. Scientists are only now learning what happened.

This Is How People Do Search And Rescue For Lead-Poisoned Swans

KCTS 9 | Feb. 03, 2017

In Northwest Washington, a group of scientists and volunteers are searching for sick swans and trying to save them before it’s too late.

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Oregon Pot Conference Expands To Germany

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 midnight | Portland

An Ashland businessman is organizing a national cannabis conference in Germany this Spring.

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Trump's EPA Moves Create Uncertainty For Future Of Northwest Environmental Work

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 27, 2017 4:25 p.m. | Portland

A temporary freeze on grants and a halt on communications at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has left Northwest tribes, state agencies and nonprofits uncertain about the future.  

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New Vaccine Technology From OHSU Acquired By California Biotech Firm

OPB | Jan. 27, 2017 1:30 p.m. | Portland

A new vaccine technology — developed here in Oregon — is being bought by a California biotech firm backed by the Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 24, 2017 8:45 p.m. | Mt. Vernon, Washington

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new grain species, which they call Salish Blue. Their goal was to make something that’s like wheat but grows back year after year.

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Is 'eDNA' The Next Big Thing For Wildlife Science?

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 23, 2017 7 a.m. | Alsea, Oregon

Emerging advances in DNA science promises to help keep better track of native and invasive fish and wildlife. 

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OHSU Research Suggests New Way Of Treating Chronic Pain With Cannabis

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 10:26 a.m. | Portland

Almost 30 percent of Americans will experience chronic pain in their lifetime, and opioids used to reduce that pain have proved highly addictive for many. A study out of OHSU suggests a new way of treating chronic pain with marijuana.

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Federal Government Gives Oregon New Health Care Waiver

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland

Oregon has been granted a new waiver from the federal government to continue transforming its health care system.

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Flu Season Kicks Into Gear In Oregon

OPB | Jan. 6, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

Flu season appears to be taking hold in Oregon.

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Oregon Farmers Will Change Approach To Deal With Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'

OPB | Dec. 26, 2016 5 a.m. | Portland

To try to maintain the efficacy of antibiotics, federal regulators are imposing new rules on their large scale use in farming. But at least one Oregon group says the rules don’t go far enough.

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OSU Develops New Hi-Tech Whale Tracking Device

OPB | Dec. 26, 2016 midnight | Portland

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new kind of tracking device to gather information on whale behavior.

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